Billy Abraham, the El Paso businessman who used to own a large chunk of historic downtown buildings but lost them in a bankruptcy case, has been arrested. Abraham was seen being placed in handcuffs outside of the El Paso Times building by El Paso Police officers. There was a container that looked like a flask seen on top of his vehicle that is held an unknown liquid.

Patricia Martinez

Witnesses inside the Times building said Abraham was trying to place some sort of ad and allegedly hit someone. It was not made clear if he hit someone with his hand or his vehicle.

Patricia Martinez

Abraham's most recent brush with the law was facing 10 felony counts in connection with a case involving one his historic buildings, the Toltec Building, in May of 2017. Abraham pleaded guilty to witness tampering and tampering with physical evidence. The rest of the charges against him were dismissed. Abraham was sentenced to 10 years probation and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine.

It is unclear what charges Abraham is facing at this time, but because he is on probation as of January 27, 2020, he is in violation of his probation.

Abraham served time in prison for failure to stop and render aid. He was arrested after he hit and killed a man while driving on Paisano in 2010. He led law enforcement officers on a chase after the accident.